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Des Plaines

Des Plaines
One of Chicago's closest and oldest satellites blends homes with business and industrial districts.
One of Chicago's closest and oldest satellites blends homes with business and industrial districts. « Show less

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  • Honda Accord, Civic Remain Top Targets for Thieves

     
    If you own a Honda Accord or Civic, or a full-size Ford pickup truck, you might want to take a moment to make sure your auto-insurance payments are up to date. You drive one of the top three most-stolen vehicles......
  • 'Breakfast Club': How a talky teen film became a classic

    'Breakfast Club': How a talky teen film became a classic
    I was in 7th grade when "The Breakfast Club" opened in theaters, and I distinctly remember thinking the movie was totally right about everything. I wasn't in high school yet (and that was surely one of movie's allures; a peek in a world I would soon...
  • Mom, boyfriend plead not guilty in Maywood child's death

    Mom, boyfriend plead not guilty in Maywood child's death
    A Maywood mother and her boyfriend pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that they beat and killed her 1-year-old son before disposing the child’s body in the Des Plaines River. Clad in yellow jumpsuits, Lakeshia Baker, 22, and Michael Scott,...
  • Orbert Davis' jazz symphony looks at Chicago River's momentous reversal

    Orbert Davis' jazz symphony looks at Chicago River's momentous reversal
    It was called the “seventh engineering wonder of the world,” a herculean effort to reverse the flow of the Chicago River. Typhoid fever, cholera and other waterborne diseases were running rampant in Chicago in the late 19th century, and...
  • James J. O'Donnell Jr. May 8, 1947 - December 8, 2012

    James J. O’Donnell Jr., 65, of La Crescenta, CA, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in the Hospice Unit at VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center in North Hills, CA. Born May 8, 1947, he was a 1965 graduate of Forest View High School in Arlington...
  • Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise

    Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise
    After wreaking havoc on the morning commute, closing schools and prompting scattered evacuations, the massive storm that dumped upwards of a half-foot of rain on parts of the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue throughout the day, with flooding...
  • 2 killed in chain-reaction crash on I-294

    2 killed in chain-reaction crash on I-294
    A man and woman were killed this morning on I-294 in Cook County after a semitrailer truck rear-ended a vehicle, causing a six-vehicle chain-reaction crash, officials said. The crash happened at 5:47 a.m. on the I-294 Southbound at milepost 33.5 near...
  • Cops: Parolee caught with more than $100,000 in stolen goods

    Cops: Parolee caught with more than $100,000 in stolen goods
    A man on parole for burglary had dozens of iPods and smartphones at his West Side home when police and parole officers visited there Friday because of recent neighborhood burglaries and he bragged to them he would “steal anything,” according...
  • Cook might bet on taxing slot machines, video gambling

    Cook might bet on taxing slot machines, video gambling
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a new tax on every slot machine and video poker game in the county as she puts the final touches on the budget proposal she will present Thursday, aides said. Owners of gambling devices would be...
  • 'Devil You Know' series examines John Wayne Gacy killings

    'Devil You Know' series examines John Wayne Gacy killings
    Investigation Discovery's "Devil You Know" this week looks into another aspect of Chicago-area serial killer John Wayne Gacy: How his actions affected those who loved him. Gacy, a successful Des Plaines businessman and community volunteer who performed...
  • You can bet it's exciting

    You can bet it's exciting
    If you have been gaming at area casinos since their inception, you know just how far that experience has come over the industry's 21 years.  When Illinois's first casino, the Argosy Alton Belle near St. Louis, opened in September 1991, then-current...